Join Date: Dec 2003
sub 40KM/hr braking getting dodgy
When I first got my car her braking was awesome. Pulled up reeeeally quick.
Lately though (last couple weeks), I've noticed, when I brake from 40 to 0, it's been making a slight shudder. Remember when you were kids and you had dodgy brakes on your bicycle, where it would grip-half grip-grip again..Thats what mine is kinda doing.
I'm not sure how noticable it is as a passenger, but as a driver I can really feel it. I can also feel my braking distrance has increase. At 80-100KM/hr, it's fine and the braking feels the same.
I was thinking about poping down to a break specialist, but I'm unsure if I will act on what they say as I'm sure they'll throw alot of bullshit at me.
Does this basically mean I need new brake pads?
How can I tell if I need my brakes machined aswell as new pads?
What about brake fluid?
Finally, if I have to replace pads. Which ones should I go for in an AU2 falcon forte? Probably looking at getting some decent ones as the roads I drive in brisbane aren't exactly occupied by the best drivers..